Donald Trump really seems intent on making his proposed Space Force a thing.
On Thursday morning, Vice President made a pitch for the sixth branch of the military dedicated to space. Then, on Thursday afternoon, the Trump/Pence team sent out an email asking for readers to vote on one of six proposed logos for Space Force that will be used on a “new line of gear.”
Space Force all the way!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 9, 2018
The logos range from something for a kid’s camp to, well, pretty cool, actually. I mean, once you get past the idea, which is kind of crazy, especially considering the amount of money this whole thing would cost and the need for that money to go elsewhere.
One of them looks like a repurposed NASA logo while a few are pretty cool looking in a retro way, particularly the one that says “Mars Awaits.” Except Mars has nothing to do with Trump’s proposed Space Force and none of them are as fun as the ones that Bloomberg came up with.
Also, of course Trump is looking for a way to monetize this all by creating merch.
Plenty of folks on Twitter weren’t buying in. Instead, they did what they always do: they had a little fun.